A headshot of Tamar Ettun.

Photo by Matt Grubb

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Kelsey Rondeau

Parent Artist Space Grant (Summer 2022)

Tamar Ettun (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. She uses sculpture, video and performance to research female labor, empathy and compassion fatigue. Her work is often grounded in movement-study sculptures created from hand-dyed parachute fabric.

Ettun has had exhibitions and performances at Pioneer Works, PERFORMA, Sculpture Center, Madison Square Park, Art Omi Sculpture Garden, The Barrick Museum UNLV, e-flux, Uppsala Museum of Art, Herzelia Biennial, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Uppsala Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Fridman Gallery, among others.

She received awards and fellowships from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Chinati Foundation, The Watermill Center, Moca Tucson Artist Residency, MacDowell Fellowship, RECESS, Art Production Fund, and Iaspis. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010. She teaches at Columbia University School of Arts.